TZ mining firm faces safety, permit issues

The Kakamega county assembly next week will summon directors of a Tanzanian gold mining company to answer questions about safety at Rosterman mines.

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Protecting mineworkers underground

In the mining industry, safety is a big concern. Government makes regular stops to ensure that mining companies comply with laws and regulations set out. There has been a significant decrease in the number of fatalities, but the Department of Mineral Resources isn’t completely satisfied with this.

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Drones set for duty in SA’s deep, dark mines

South Africa is developing drones for the mining industry to inspect potentially unsafe areas underground, removing the need to put humans in harm's way, an industry conference heard on Thursday.

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Safety in mines are big deal to government

Regulations, legislations and measures have been put in place by government and mining companies to ensure continued safety of mineworkers. Chamber of Mines reports that the number of fatalities, related to mining, have reduced by 88% since 1994.

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